Bicycle Advocacy Training Offered at NAHBS

The Indiana Bicycle Coalition will host a “Winning Campaigns” training program, conducted by the Thunderhead Alliance For Bicycling and Walking, during the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS), scheduled for Feb. 27th through March 1st, 2009 in Indianapolis, IN.

Show founder and director, Don Walker, said, “The NAHBS has always been about growing the market. And we know that creating safer, more efficient cycling routes has proved every time to encourage more cyclists, so I am delighted that we are able to partner with the Thunderhead Alliance and Indiana Bicycle Coalition to provide what we believe will be a very significant weekend for cycling in the Midwest.”

Nancy Tibbett of the Indiana Bicycle Coalition said, “The workshop offers a great opportunity for both bicycle and pedestrian advocates to gain momentum, excitement, and training on programs and plans for 2009. The Indiana Bicycle Coalition is excited to partner with both the North American Handmade Bicycle Show and Thunderhead Alliance to bring this world-class training event to Indianapolis.”

The schedule for the Winning Campaigns training:
Friday, February 27th: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday 28th: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 1st: 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Thanks to sponsorship by Bikes Belong and Cannondale Sports Group, admission to the training is only $50.00. On Friday evening, all participants in the Thunderhead Alliance training are invited to a social function with the frame builders at 7:00 p.m. The training’s schedule is designed to permit out-of-workshop activities, and participants are encouraged to take advantage of a complimentary entry offer to the NAHBS show hall.

Detailed information about the Winning Campaigns training curriculum and online registration is available via this link.